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The Lighthouse

Psychological thriller from Robert Eggers (The Witch) about the slow descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote island.

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After having spooked audiences with his much-lauded feature debut THE WITCH, Robert Eggers returns with this chillingly intimate tale of two men sequestered on a tiny – and perhaps enchanted – Atlantic isle.
Charged with tending to a lighthouse for a four-week term, the taciturn Ephraim Winslow spends his days toiling away with backbreaking upkeep, while during the nights it is only his elder cohort Thomas Wake who is allowed to keep the beacon in operation. Growing weary of menial tasks, Ephraim’s curiosity regarding Thomas’ hours alone with the big light burgeons. But is it just fatigue and envy that cause Ephraim to become increasingly paranoid about the loitering seagulls, to the point where he’s visited by strange apparitions?
Set in the 19th century and photographed by Jarin Blaschke in starkly beautiful black and white, THE LIGHTHOUSE harkens back to the literature of Melville while accruing a hallucinatory ambiance that feels entirely fresh. The film’s crude humour, hypnotic sounds, and spectral imagery lure us in, but it’s Pattinson and Dafoe holding our attention, even as the men begin to slide off the deep end with truly unhinged performances. (source: www.tiff.net)

Robert Eggers, Canada, USA, 2019, 109 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman.
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